An electronic logging device, or ELD, is more than just a tool to record your hours and mileage. From here on out, it’s going to be a permanent part of your work, and as such, it should come with real, measurable value.
Want to make sure your electronic logging device does just that? Look for one that offers:
- Compliance. First and foremost, your ELD needs to meet any and all FMCSA ELD mandate requirements. If it’s not in compliance with these, you could face penalties and fines. Check out the full list of those requirements at DOT.gov.
- The overarching goal of the ELD mandate was to ease the recordkeeping burden on drivers and fleet operators. Unfortunately, many ELD solutions just make things more complicated. With unwieldy equipment, complicated setups and operating procedures, and inefficient data transfer processes, they waste more time than they save. Make sure the electronic logging device is simple, easy to use, and actually makes your job easier day in and day out.
- Streamlined processes. You don’t want to go through 10 different steps just to get your data from one device to another or to pull them up for a safety inspection. Make sure to choose a device that has streamlined processes through and through. Ideally, you want one that syncs your records directly to a phone or tablet via Bluetooth technology. This ensures that it’s always up to date and available and there are no frustrating transfer processes or time delays. Just instant, current records 24/7.
No ELD Yet?
Are you still in need of an electronic logging device? Don’t delay. The deadline to comply with the FMCSA’s ELD mandate has come and gone, and you could face penalties should inspectors become aware. Want help falling in line? Consider TruckingOffice’s unique plug-and-play ELD. All you need is one small piece of equipment, your own phone or tablet, and a simple app. You’ll be ready to start recording data in no time. Take it for a test run today.